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About Us
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Greetings!  I'm Meredith Florkey, a Nature-Based Educator and homesteader from Dayton, Ohio.  I've been fortunate enough to lead a fantastic team to open a nature-based preschool in the Dayton area in 2016.  The community that has emerged from that school and others like it from around southwest Ohio have driven a larger movement in our region and also in Ohio. It is an exciting time to work in the intersection of early childhood education, environmental work, and agriculture.

Ohio Naturally's mission is to  create spaces of belonging for educators, children and families in alignment with our natural world where learning and growth are supported and celebrated.

Our team will change the way that early childhood education and care function in the Miami Valley, by co-creating quality nature-based child care centers and programs while serving as a hub for Ohio educators to connect, reflect, learn and play.  





Our Natural World

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